John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 18 – Friday Oct 24)
In keeping with the weather, there's a deluge of new and returning shows so there's no need to go outside if you want to be entertained. Here goes . . .
Pick of the week
Outlander, Tuesday , RTÉ2
This looks like a very promising love story that also combines sci-fi elements of time travel and promises to be just the right side of bonkers. While on her second honeymoon, World War II combat nurse Claire Randall, played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe, is ...
Reviewed: The Blacklist (Fridays, Sky Living); Scandal (Thursdays, Sky Living); The Last Ship (Fridays, Sky 1); Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic)
It's an all-American look at the telly this week as John Byrne takes in a transatlantic quartet of varying quality . . .
You just can't beat US TV shows. In terms of quality, variety, even quantity. There's just so much to choose from it's ridiculous.
Last Friday's episode of The Blacklist showed once again why this show has become one of the surprise hits of recent years in its native USA since its debut 12 months ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 11 – Fri Oct 17)
Another titanic week of telly with new HBO drama The Knick, a Spandau Ballet special, Angela Scanlon's Full Frontal and the return of Not Going Out just the tip of the gogglebox iceberg.
Pick of the week
The Knick, Thursday, Sky Atlantic
Clive Owen stars in, while Steven Soderbergh directs, this new medical drama from HBO. The boundaries of science, morality and race are re-drawn during a period of major upheaval at The Knickerbocker, a Manhattan hospital facing financial collapse in a ...
A double elimination followed the first X Factor live shows this weekend with two of Louis Walsh's groups being voted off - boyband Overload Generation and duo Blonde Electra.
Another telly-watching binge by a goggle-eyed John Byrne that this time involved a lot of mayhem, murder and some angry young men in Manchester. It's been an 'M' of a week.
Coronation Street's Georgia May Foote has announced that she has been signed to Select Model Management.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday October 4 to Friday October 10)
John Byrne caught up with some returned shows as well as a new US drama about people coming back from the dead. Does that constitute a theme?
Loads of new shows to pore over this week - including some US drama and two new Irish fly-on-the-wall documentary series about life in Ireland in 2014.